Apply Now: Instructional Assistant Professor of Political Theory at the University of Houston

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University of Houston:  Instructional Assistant Professor of Political Theory


The Honors College at the University of Houston invites applications for a promotion-eligible Instructional Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2022. They seek applicants whose teaching and research interests focus on Political Theory and the history of political thought without preference for a specific area within the subfield.

The successful candidate will teach small Honors sections of the survey courses on the United States and Texas constitutions, politics, and government, as well as seminars in the candidate’s area of expertise that contribute to the Honors College’s interdisciplinary minor in politics and ethics: Phronesis. The Human Situation, the ability and willingness to teach in the Honors College’s signature freshman course sequence, is also desirable. The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching effectiveness and a strong commitment to mentoring undergraduates with a broad array of majors in an interdisciplinary, liberal arts environment.

A Ph.D. in Political Science is required by August 2022.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit an online application that includes:

  1. A letter of application;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. a teaching portfolio;
  4. a writing sample;
  5. and the names and contact information for three letters of recommendation.

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Review of applications will begin February 15th and continue until the position is filled.



About the Honors College:

As a national curricular and co-curricular education leader, the Honors College cultivates a community of agile and innovative thinkers, engaged citizens, and lifelong learners. Its 2,500 students come from majors across the University to take intellectually challenging courses (generally taught as small seminars), minors, and programs that emphasize speaking and writing, encourage critical inquiry in disciplined conversation, and promote active learning and principled leadership. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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From the school:

With over 45,000 students on the main campus and as one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse public universities in the nation, the University of Houston ( is a Carnegie-Designated Tier One Public Research University. Houston is the fourth largest and the most ethnically diverse city in the country. It has multi-national industries, commercial centers, the largest medical center globally, a robust arts community, professional sports, an entrepreneurial approach to new technologies, and is the world capital for petroleum exploration and energy.

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